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Monday, 14 March 2016

Review | Born Pretty Loose Powder*

I was recently sent some products to review from online beauty store Born Pretty, one of which was this loose face powder*; it's branded as By Nanda which is apparently a Korean brand, and is available in three shades, of which I have #802. Have a little look at what I've thought!
Born Pretty Loose Powder Review
The powder is housed in a pretty mint-green plastic jar with a screw-cap, which I really like; the branding is quite nice and it doesn't look cheap or tacky, despite its low price-tag. One thing I would say is the jar is a little smaller than the average loose powder container, containing only 3.5g of product compared to around 10g in most other powders I've owned. The jar contains a little powder puff which I don't use as I found I struggled to get an even application with it.
Born Pretty Store Loose Powder
The shade I have, #802, is quite fair, as shown below; also available are #800, which looks to be a translucent powder, and #803, which is a little darker. The powder is finely milled and smooth in texture, applying beautifully with my Real Techniques powder brush - my only difficulty is actually getting product on my brush, as the head of the brush is bigger than the jar!
BPS Powder Review
I find this powder works well to set my base make-up and does help to keep it in place without looking cakey, and I haven't noticed any oxidising through the day. It doesn't manage to keep me matte for more than 2-3 hours, but that's pretty standard and I'd be amazed if it did! In all I do think this is a really nice budget-friendly powder, and I'd definitely recommend it if you're after a basic, no-frills product to set your base. Obviously the limited shade range may be a problem for darker-skinned ladies, although the translucent shade may be worth a try?
BPS Loose Powder
Born Pretty's Loose Powder is available here, priced at £3.03 for 3.5g of product; remember you can take 10% off anything on the Born Pretty site when you use my code 'JESSMK31' at checkout! Have you ever tried cosmetics from Born Pretty? Would you use a budget powder like this?

[*Product provided for consideration. Prices correct at time of writing but may chance with fluctuations in exchange rates.]


  1. Sounds nice but the Laura Mercier transulescent powder will always be a fave!

  2. I can't deal with loose powders, especially if my brushes don't fit into it! I tried the elf and mufe ones but can't justify the mess..sigh

  3. It sounds great - I haven't tried anything from this brand x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  4. I adore the GOSH or Vichy loose powders, they work so well with my skin x

  5. I'd love to try the powder :) I never heard of the brand before though x

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  6. Lovely product :)


  7. Loose settling powder is a must in my makeup routine, and I love the translucent kind. This one looks great, and the price can't be beat!

  8. I have to say I like the sound of it. :) It's pretty great at this price.

  9. I've ordered accessories from this site before, they're not the best quality but good enough for the price!

  10. I believe it's not a korean brand. The one from korea is called stylenanda. Than after stylenanda gets wellknow. China make a brand called bynanda


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